Monday, 15 February 2010

Methi Dal (Dal spiced up with fenugreek leaves)

Remember i told you about the Methi Dal my friend keeps talking about? Well, i finally made it and it turned out great. I had some friends over on Saturday for lunch and on Friday i slogged it out and made a whole lotta food, 1, because i could sleep in late on Saturday and not wake up early to cook and 2, i dint have to do any major cooking for the rest of the week :). I don't think i have ever made so much food in my life. The girls ate well and i didn't have much left over. So the 2nd reason was lame.
The methi dal recipe is exactly the same as this recipe, except you add the cleaned and chopped methi leaves (about 1 cup) after the tomatoes are well cooked. I also added a dash of fenugreek powder just before i took it off the heat and that tasted awesome. I avoided the coriander leaves and the last tadka as well. I found this interesting recipe on Soma's blog and I should try it out the next time i get methi leaves.
Enjoy!

16 comments:

Jagruti said...

methi daal looks delicious..

Cicily Antony said...

Looking delicious...have to try it out...trying to include more green in diet...

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious dal....

vineetha said...

Never tried this combo...will try it soon..

An Open Book said...

thanks girls..and vineetha..its quite nice...if i may say so myself :)

Gulmohar said...

Awesome combo...what a lovely space you have here :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks simply superb...Love to have it now with some roti...yummy yumm!!!

An Open Book said...

Sarah...i know i know..love that combo..

Nostalgia said...

Beautiful pictures you have here and nice recipe..I will have to try methi dal some time always do spinach and dal.

AdukalaVishesham said...

Looks great..Love the taste of methi in dal... We have also shared our version.Do check it out!!

nazarina said...

This looks so appetizing with those methi leaves, I would be so lucky to find them here.At least I am blessed with the flavorful curry leaves!

sangi said...
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An Open Book said...

Sangi..thanks for dropping by...

Parita said...

I love dal methi..my comfort bowl of goodness!

Malar Gandhi said...

I like methi ki dhall too...very comforting dish:)

Chetana said...

Hey thr, new to ur beautiful site...loved tis dal specially the addition of fenugreek made it more appetizing.
Cheers,
Chetana.
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